That is what my 6 year old said when I asked her why she didn’t like the no name vitamins I bought at a pharmacy chain, hoping to save a few bucks. It really made me think…what in fact does Canadian Tire taste like? of course rubber tires comes to mind. The things kids say, but I thought this comment was indeed thought provoking. (For those that don’t know, Canadian Tire is an automotive parts store and a hardware store combined). Last week I made beef bourgignon, and she commented that it tasted terrible. I asked her why thinking she might say “too many mushrooms” but instead she said “it tastes like pig”. If you want unabashed honesty ask a kid.
Christmas knitting is ongoing, and I must admit I am getting tired already. I am really looking forward to starting a sweater for myself, but I will soldier on because I have a great gift stash built up. Not only does it save money, but I feel really good about giving hand made gifts. That and giving Ganong chocolates since I live in New Brunswick…my Dad likes to tell us about how he would buy his family a 5 lb box of Ganong chocolates at Christmas time for something ridiculous like 4$ (and of course the requisite anecdotes of how deep the snow was, the paper route was uphill both ways, etc.) I finished a particularly nice pair of newfie mitts this week, and have another pair almost complete.
I also made it to the Briggs and Little sale this week. It was amazing. Their annual sale consists of their regular yarns (Heritage, Regal, sport and durasport and Tuffy) are all on for 3$ a skein. Then they have a seconds bin which is all for 1$. I think I did quite well in the seconds bin this year. Here is a look at the shop, and some of the wonderful yarns.